An 18-year-old man from Haysville has been arrested in connection with a weekend homicide in Butler County.
A 17-year-old from Wellington died on July 4 in Augusta. Butler County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call around 1:20 a.m. and found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at scene. As press time, his name had not been released.
Jacob Anton DeLeon, 18, of Haysville, was arrested later that morning and is being held on a $200,000 bond in the Butler County Jail. He has been charged with second-degree murder, aggravated assault and felon in possession of a firearm.
According to initial reports, witnesses said DeLeon and the victim had some sort of an altercation. An investigation is ongoing.